Ballybunion can boast of both a divine and divergent coastline, which is washed daily by the Wild Atlantic Ocean.
The towering, glassy waves of this dynamic surf destination draw surfers from around the world.
What an exciting and exhilarating sight to see a dolphin leaping clear of the water. Once spotted, people are happy to call others to watch and no matter what age you are, it’s a joy! The bottle-nose dolphin is one of the most familiar and abundant dolphin species in Ireland and the only known resident group of dolphins in Ireland occurs right here in by Ballybunion in the Shannon estuary! They are regularly seen from the coastline and Cliff Walk in Ballybunion. They love to move in and out between the beaches and because they are inquisitive and boisterous creatures, they often visit the children enjoying their time at the Surf School on the Men’s beach on a bright Summer morning.
Whether you are looking for a quiet sandy spot or a famous surf break, Ballybunion on the WAW is the perfect place to experience the diversity of Ireland’s coastline. Blow away the cobwebs by walking the 3.2 kilometres of the beautiful Long Strand when the tide is out or discover the Nuns Beach and Virgin Rock along the stunning Cliff Walk.